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Romans

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume XI : Genres: Europe

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...In the Russian musical tradition, the word romans (borrowed from the French romance), is used to describe two broad categories of song that arose in the nineteenth century. On its own, the term romans (‘classic romance’ or ‘art song...

Russkii Shanson

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume XI : Genres: Europe

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...Russkii shanson (‘Russian chanson’) is a Russian popular music genre that emerged in the early post-Soviet period and has since achieved widespread popularity across Russia itself and among Russian-speaking populations in other countries...

VIA-Music (Soviet Rock)

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume XI : Genres: Europe

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...Since the existence of rock music in the USSR was officially recognized only after 1985, ‘Soviet Rock’ is a much-disputed term. Outside Russia, it has been used to describe bands of the late 1980s rock boom (‘Russian Rock’). In Russia...

Sámi Music

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume XI : Genres: Europe

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...Sámi music is a diverse and dynamic scene which reflects the globalized modernity of the indigenous people of the Nordic region (Norway, Sweden and Finland) and Russian Kola peninsula. Experiencing a history of land dispossession...

Russendisco

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume XI : Genres: Europe

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...The phenomenon summed up under the term Russendisco (Russian disco) emerged at the beginning of the new millennium to refer to the growing consumption and production in various European countries of popular musical styles which...

Rock in Russia

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume XI : Genres: Europe

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...Russkiy rok (Russian rock) as a generic term for Russian rock music originated in the early 1990s. In the 2010s it includes what was previously referred to – primarily outside Russia and the USSR – as Soviet rock. The genre is associated...

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Dave Laing is the author of several books on popular music and a former editor of Music Week. Former Research Fellow at the University of Westminster where he conducted research on the music industry. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume VII : Locations: Europe

The Continuum International, 2016

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...Population 143,752,000 (2002)The Russian Federation is the largest country in the world, with a land area of 6,480,000 sq miles (16,588,500 sq km). It has borders with Finland, Estonia, Latvia, Belarus and Ukraine to the west, Georgia...